Fall 2010 President’s Letter

Dear Sunset Families,

Welcome back to a new school year!  Your new PTSO Board is hard at work making plans for the new school year and we look forward to seeing all of our friends and of course making new friends with all of you who are new at Sunset. I am excited to introduce you to our new board for the school year:

Ø     I am Linnette Jackson, PTSO President; this is my fourth year at Sunset and my second year on the PTSO Board. —  president@sunsetptso.com

Ø     Laurie Hurley is the PTSO Vice president; this is her second year at Sunset and her first time serving on the PTSO Board.  —  vicepresident@sunsetptso.com

Ø     Robyn Deeb is serving on the PTSO Board as our Treasurer for the first time. This is her third year at Sunset.  —  treasuerer@sunsetptso.com

Ø     Caroline Popma is serving as PTSO Secretary for the second year and enjoying her fourth year at Sunset.  —  secretary@sunsetptso.com

All parents and students, as well as faculty and staff, are considered members of Sunset PTSO.  The responsibility of the PTSO is to enhance the learning opportunities of our children as well as strengthen the connectedness of our community.  All of the work we do is not possible with out the help of our volunteers.  Attached you will find a volunteer sign-up sheet.  Time commitments will vary depending on the activity you are interested in.  Even if you only have one hour a month, every commitment of your time is greatly needed and appreciated.  I hope that each of you will find some opportunity to get involved.

Our PTSO meetings are on the following calendar and can also be found in the school calendar as well as the PTSO website.  Childcare will be provided at each meeting.  Most of our communication is done through the school’s newsletters and email communication (list serve); so please sign up through the school’s website.

The PTSO board looks forward to meeting each of you at the Back to School Ice Cream Social on September 2rd.  Please come introduce yourself; we will be handing out the ice cream!  We also hope to see you at the Back to School Coffee on the first day of School in the library when school begins.  If you are new to the school we would like to really encourage you to come to the Back to School Coffee; it is a great chance to meet lots of people at the school.

Please bring your yellow volunteer sheet and your Safeway or Albertsons card to sign up for ESCRIP to the Ice Cream Social. Escrip is a really great program that requires very little of us; just sign up at ESCRIP.com and the school will  get credit for your grocery purchases.  Of course, you can sign up from home as well!

If you have any questions about our PTSO please feel free to contact me at president@sunsetptso.com or any other board member at their above email addresses.  You will also find more information at our website www.sunsetptso.wordpress.com .

On behalf of the PTSO Board thank you for all the support you each have given to our school! We are looking forward to another fabulous and fun year.

Enjoy,

Linnette Jackson

Sunset PTSO President